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Verizon to unlock GPS feature on WM handsets

updated 04:25 pm EST, Thu December 18, 2008

Verizon unlocks GPS phones

Wireless voice and data network provider Verizon has recently decided to fully unlock GPS capabilities in certain Windows Mobile smartphones, including the HTC Touch Pro as well as Samsung's Omnia and Saga, in the first half of next year. The unlock is made possible by and restricted to the Windows Mobile devices because of new software that will give the smartphones the same level of performance as the provider's assisted GPS service.

Currently, users of all Verizon handsets had to pay nearly $10 per month for assisted GPS functionality, though this solution restricted third-party apps from truly accessing the GPS for tasks such as geotagging photos or locating users. It is not known what features will be included with the standalone GPS function, or if or how they will differ from Verizon's current assisted GPS system. [via WMExperts]



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